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  • 25/10/2019

    International Control Room Week: Meet Sarah

    It’s International Control Room Week and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is sharing some of the faces behind the phones throughout the week. Crew Manager Sarah Perks wanted a more varied job and made the leap from an administrative role in a magistrate’s court to the ...

  • 24/10/2019

    UK's best search and rescue dogs to take on two-day exercise in Brightlingsea

    Some of the UK’s best Search and Rescue dogs are set to take on a two-day exercise in Brightlingsea this weekend. The exercise, which will take place at two different sites, will include up to 20 dogs and their handlers. Canines from Fire and Rescue Services and police forces across the ...

  • 23/10/2019

    International Control Room Week: - Meet Kelly

    It’s International Control Room Week and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is sharing some of the faces behind the phones throughout the week. Control Operator Kelly Bingham has been with the Service for seven and a half years. She’s been on both sides of the control phone - in ...

  • 22/10/2019

    Firefighters take on brutal challenge for charity

    Three firefighters took on the Commando Shuffle, a gruelling 30 mile navigational time trial used by the Royal Marines in training while raising money for charity. On one of the hottest days of the summer, Simon Maskell (above left), Andre Turner (centre) and Jon Webster completed the challenge ...

  • 22/10/2019

    International Control Room Week - Ryan's story

    One of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Control Room Operators has been praised by Harlow firefighters for his advice to a family during a kitchen fire. Ryan Gibson has worked in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Control Room for five years and on Sunday, 20 October, he ...

  • 21/10/2019

    International Control Room Week: 'Every emergency starts with us' Jason's story

    Every year, thousands of people across Essex find themselves involved in or witnessing an emergency. Instinctively, they all dial 999. But who are those reassuring, ever-present voices on the other end of the line? Well, they're Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's Control ...

  • 15/10/2019

    Could you be an on-call firefighter in Great Baddow?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding a week long recruitment drive in Great Baddow for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. If you are over 18-years-old and live or work within five minutes of Great Baddow Fire Station, you could become one of more than 500 on-call ...

  • 14/10/2019

    Candle Fire Safety Week: Snuff out the fire risk

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is asking people to take care this Candle Fire Safety Week and snuff out the risk of fire in their homes. With winter fast approaching, a few candles scattered round the room can lend a warm glow to an evening in or add some festive cheer to the ...

  • 11/10/2019

    Meet Harry Clack from South Woodham Ferrers

    At 18-years-old, Harry Clack from South Woodham Ferrers is one of the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s (ECFRS) youngest on-call firefighters. Harry, who is an apprentice in a support role with ECFRS, decided to train to become an on-call firefighter, initially in Maldon, ...

  • 09/10/2019

    Could you be on-call in Great Baddow, South Woodham Ferrers or Waltham Abbey?

    We're recruiting on-call firefighter in Great Baddow, South Woodham Ferrers and Waltham Abbey Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding week long recruitment drives in Great Baddow, South Woodham Ferrers and Waltham Abbey for anyone interested in becoming an on-call ...

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